Nov 14, 2012 12:00am EST
. israeli air force was forced to strike gaza targets. my question is, where is the obama administration as the time bomb ticks down in middle east. guys, welcome back. congressman king, we've got benghazi hearings, she is at a wine tasting. we have we've got israel conflicts, syria, pending issues with iran. not a lot of trump with the muslim brotherhood. where are the priorities? >> you think this would be the exactly the time when you need your secretary of state engaged full force. anticipating the hearings coming up in congress and she finds herself conveniently out of touch in australia. she was the one that general petraeus resigned and took him off the stage. now hillary clinton is out. she is off the stage for now. we'll continue to drill on this but the balance of power and u.s. influence does need a secretary of state on tab. we've got two things, the continuing developments in benghazi and how we have to investigate that completely. plus to avert a disaster in the middle east. i don't see her on the job. >> iran, libya, where is the secretary of state. why isn'
Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm EST
tension exploding right now with fierce fighting between the israelis and the palestinians in gaza. hamas warning that israel has "opened the gates of hell." we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama certainly would have preferred to focus more on the economy, the looming fiscal cliff in his first post-election news conference today, instead he had to address the sex scandal that toppled his hand-picked cia director and former general david petraeus. the president said he's withholding judgment while the investigation unfolds and said there's no evidence of a security breach. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have -- had negative impact on our national security. obviously there's an ongoing investigation. i don't want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. i want to emphasize that from my perspective at least he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of